pearls finish this off

Made from part of an old Victorian costume the fabric is green silk edged with black satin

It is so long since I wrote a blog post on Creative Salvage but I have been very busy writing, making, creating and running workshops with my partner in crime Amanda Russell. Together we are R&B Consultants. So please pop along to our joint web site and see what we have been doing, well the bits that arn’t secret that we are allowed to show you. With so many statement necklaces in the shops I though it might be fun to dive into my treasured box of haberdashery and make some Chokers.

Enamelled beads finish this off

Made from vintage sari fabric and metal disc beads


This was partly inspired by learning about the 70’s bohemian chic designer Thea Porter exhibition in early 2015 at the Fashion and Textile museum. Here are a few of the results. You can fasten them with buttons and loops, tie ribbons or any number of different jewellery fastenings.

A deep regal looking choker

Pleat a deep ribbon and add old fashioned flowers in purple and bluebell tones

simple but elegant choker

Made from sheer black flowers applied to a sheer white ribbon and anchored in place by beads

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